How to Record a Video for Your Guide

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Video is one of the best way to promote your guide. Sharing videos of your guide with potential users can help increase adoption and also encourage specific user behaviour within a guide. Maybe you want your users to build their My Schedule, Check-in, or fill the Interact feed with content? Sharing a video of how they can do this is a great way to influence your users.

You can read our blog-post on the benefits of using video to promote your guide here. 

We recommend using videos to:

  1. Show off your guide's most useful features.
  2. Play throughout your venue, or before your event's presentations begin.
  3. Demonstrate how to access Invite Only or Passphrase Guides.

How to record guide videos:

Please take a look at the following instructions to record videos using:

  1. iOS and Windows.
  2. iOS and Mac.
  3. Android.

iOS and Windows:

You can use your iOS's native screen recording tools for this. Just make sure you are running iOS 11 or higher! Just follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings, Control Center, Customize Controls and move Screen Recording to the ‘Include’ category.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to launch Control Center and tap the Screen Recording button. A three second timer will now start.
  3. Once your iOS device has started recording, navigate around your app to highlight your desired features.
  4. Once finished, tap the red bar at the top of your screen to stop recording.
  5. Email or upload this file to your computer. To avoid viewers seeing the ‘Stop Recording’ pop-up that will appear at the end, use a video editor to crop the last second of your video. You’ll be able to do this using the Photos app built in to your iOS device.

Pro Tip: you can convert this video into a repeating gif by uploading it free sites like ezgif.com.

GIF of Screen Recording on iOS.

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iOS and Mac:

You can record an iOS video by using your Mac's built in QuickTime Player. This is the simplest process for creating videos of your guide.

  1. Connect your iOS to your computer and launch QuickTime. Make sure to allow your Mac to access your iOS device.
  2. In QuickTime, go to File, New Movie Recording, and then select the connect iOS device.
  3. Hit record to start and stop your video.
  4. Once complete, consider using iMovie to compress your video. QuickTime screen recordings tend to be quite large.

Pro Tip: you can convert this video into a repeating gif by uploading it free sites like ezgif.com.

Screenshot of where to select the recording device on QuickTime.

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Android:

For Android, it gets a little trickier. If you want to record your Android screen, you’ll probably be best off downloading an app to do it for you.


Voila! You can now make promotional videos for your guides. Now go add 'Movie Producer' to your résumé. 😎

If you need help, please feel free to contact Support at support@guidebook.com.

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